George R.R. Martin Developing ‘Captain Cosmos’ for HBO
Martin is in the early stages of development on a sci-fi show for HBO called Captain Cosmos (that’s a working title), which sounds like it might be a cross between The Twilight Zone and The X-Files.
At the dawn of the age of TV in 1949, a visionary young writer creates a science fiction series that tells stories no one else will dare to tell.
Michael Cassutt (Z Nation) is scripting the pilot, and Martin would be a producer on the show. The two worked together on a revival of The Outer Limits many years ago, so this sort of sci-fi based in the early days of TV isn’t new ground for the pair. (Cassutt, in fact, also wrote for the 1985 revival of The Twilight Zone.)
Asked to predict how Winds might compare creatively to previous entries in the series, Martin says he couldn’t begin to guess. “On Tuesday, I think it’s the greatest thing I’ve ever done,” Martin says. “On Wednesday, I think it’s all garbage and I should throw it all in the fire and start again.”